Conference Programme


7:30 – 8:30


8:30 – 9:30


SASTT is inviting all interested parties to attend the paper to be presented by Neil van Rooyen on the topic of “Unlocking Economic Growth in South Africa Through The use Of Trenchless Technology”.

As role players and decision makers, we plan to unpack the various elements for expansion in the Trenchless industry, detailing how this enables the creation of new contractors, immediate direct employment opportunities and cost savings worth Billions of Rands. Please come and join us for this vibrant discussion and help us improve the health and well-being of people in South Africa and the rest of the African Continent.

9:30 – 10:30

Exhibition Hall Opening and Visit (Exhibition Hall 1A)




10:35 – 11:35

Session 1A – Drilling Fluids

Moderator: Prof Samuel Ariaratnam

Session 1B – Rehabilitation I

Moderator: Prof John Matthews

  • Adam Bates, Vermeer Corporation – Strategies for effective drilling fluid management
  • Henk Kruse, Deltares – Modelling the flow of drilling fluid during horizontal directional drilling
  • Dr Laurent Giuranna, SNF Floerger – State of the art in using polymer mud for drillings under critical conditions
  • Andreas Gross, Rädlinger primus line GmbH – Trenchless rehabilitation of water mains with a Kevlar reinforced composite lining system
  • Prof Ian Moore, Queen’s University – Effect of grout choice during design of slip liners
  • Craig Bennett, Aegion – Cured-in-place (CIPP) rehabilitation using iPlus Glass

11:35 – 12:50

Lunch and Exhibition Visit in Exhibition Hall

12:50 – 13:30

Session 2A - Pipe Bursting, Auger Boring and Pilot Tube

Moderator: Matthew Izzard

Session 2B – Asset Management I

Moderator: Prof Raymond Sterling

  • Dr Gregor Nieder, Bohrtec GmbH – Pilot Pipe Jacking, new fields of applications for a proven technology
  • Stanislaw Nogaj, Kielce University of Technology – Polish experiences in trenchless pipe replacement
  • Jacobus Kriegler, Aurecon South Africa (Pty) Ltd – Application of condition assessment principles and hydraulic analysis in the decision-making process of the rehabilitation of the Black Mac Bulk Sewer, Cape Town
  • Tiia Lampola, SewCon Kuikka Oy – Understanding the Finnish sewerage inspection manual to a universal pipeline inspection manual

13:30 – 13:45

Refreshment Break

13:45 – 14:45

Session 3A – Microtunneling and Pipe Jacking I

Moderator: Prof Keh-Jian Shou

Session 3B – Asset Management II

Moderator: Stanislav Lovecky

  • Prof. Hideki Shimada, Kyushu University – Surrounding soil behaviour by using new type excavation of rectangular pipe jacking
  • Cyrill Althuser, Jackcontrol AG – The hydraulic joint, key to curved microtunneling
  • Timothy Hotchkiss, AECOM – Micro-tunnelling for the successful construction of the Cape Flats 3 Bulk Sewer
  • Matthew Izzard, Tracto Technik – Fiber to the home, a trenchless solution
  • Prof John Matthews, Trenchless Technology Center – Development of a Wastewater Pipe Deterioration Model for risk-based decision making


Exhibition Hall Closes

18:30 – 23:15

Gala Dinner – The Rotunda, The Bay Hotel (Transfers from The Cullinan Hotel at 18:15 & back to The Cullinan Hotel at 23:15)

Sunset Cocktails 18:30 - 19:15





9:00 – 10:00

Session 4A – Utility Management

Moderator: Enrico Boi

Session 4B – Rehabilitation II

Moderator: Jari Kaukonen

  • Alaster Goyns, Pipeline Installation and Professional Engineering Services – Determining the remaining life of concrete sewers
  • Otto Ballintijn, Reduct NV – The importance of accurate as-built data for trenchless pipe installations
  • Prof Han-Chun Zhang, Guangzhou urban planning & design survey research institute –An inspection for detection of pipelines installed by HDD
  • Andrew Wedgner, Borouge Pte. – The EN ISO11295 Family of Pipeline Rehabilitation Standards and PE100+ No-Dig Guide
  • Jörg Brunecker, Swietelsky-Faber – Rehabilitation of the old sewer main in the Centre of Germany
  • Prof Keh-Jian Shou, National Chung-Hsing University – Analysis of the mechanical behaviours of pressurized underground pipelines rehabilitated by Cure-In-Place-Pipe method

10:00 – 10:30

Refreshment Break

10:30 – 11:50

Session 5A - Horizontal Directional Drilling

Moderator: Dr. Kimberlie Staheli

Session 5B – Rehabilitation III

Moderator: Prof Jens Hoelterhoef

  • Samuel Ariaratnam, Arizona State University – Market opportunities for horizontal directional drilling
  • Siggi Finnsson, Digital Control Inc. – Avoiding interference, how taking an original approach leads to increased accuracy, reliability and improved documentation HDD installations
  • Benny Melse/Carl Seeliger, Vermeer/Mincon – Strategies for Combating Rock
  • Rainer Hermes, Hermes Technologies – Shaft renovation taking into account safety and economic factors
  • Richard Swan, Picote Solutions – Picote Solutions push the boundaries of pipe rehabilitation
  • Hendrik Panman, Kjeldass – Installing 140 meter DN 1400 alphaliner 1800H at minus 10 celsius in Norway

11:50 – 13:30

Lunch and Exhibition Visit

13:30 – 14:30

Session 6A - Microtunneling and Pipe Jacking II

Moderator: Yasin Torun

Session 6B – Asset Management III

Moderator: Trevor Gosatti

  • Uwe Breig, Herrenknecht AG – Trenchless Solutions for marine outfalls and landfalls
  • Takashi Sasaoka, Kyushu University – Study on bit wear for high density slurry pipe jacking crusher type machine through a hard ground pipe jacking
  • Mike Smart, Genesis Consulting – Purpose Engineering Pipes
  • Kimmo Järvinen, UROS Ltd – IOT/Digital risk based asset management
  • Peter Henley, Water Research Centre Ltd – A hole in the road, Sewer Risk Management to prevent sewer collapse
  • Per Holm, BlueKolding A/S – BlueTender-a brand approach to procurement

14:30 – 14:45

Refreshment Break

15:15 - 18:30

Social Tour to Groot Constantia Winery and Chapman Peak Scenic Coastal Drive (buses depart from Cullinan Hotel)


Exhibition Hall Closes


8:30 – 19:00

Social Tour to Aquila Game Reserve (buses depart from Cullinan Hotel)


The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme or substitute speakers at any time if necessary